Afternoon On A Hill Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Afternoon On A Hill

Rating: 3.3

I will be the gladdest thing
   Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
   And not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds
   With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
   And the grass rise.

And when lights begin to show
   Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
   And then start down!

gone gone 14 April 2007

simply lovely....a treasured day

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Geoffrey Fafard 14 August 2012

all that there is, all there must be and.. all this is enough, just beautiful.

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Colleen Courtney 16 May 2014

Nice poem. Invokes great imagery.

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Thomas Donnelly 02 December 2013

The Dandelion Girl brought me here. :)

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* Sunprincess * 16 May 2014

............truly a beautiful write....showing appreciation for God's gifts to us...... leaving beauty untouched for others to enjoy......this is what life is all about....enjoyed...

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Penny 09 March 2019

I first heard these lyrics in a song by Deb Talen, I had no idea that they were by Edna St. Vincent Millay! It's a lovely song that I think does justice to the lyrics if you want to listen to it

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Jennifer Tuxford 01 November 2018

I really love this poem. It’s one of my favourites.

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james watkin 09 October 2018

Simple and memorable. Is that the best definition for what is best in poetry?

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socheata 03 May 2018

why do they make this poem.

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Amar Agarwala 22 February 2017

A simple and soothing poem... almost felt on top of the hill on an Autumn Dusk.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Rockland / Maine / United States
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